Last Updated on October 3, 2021 by PAN ADMIN

Paediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN) has followed with concern the current debate in the public space on the advisability or otherwise of reopening schools in Nigeria at this time of Covid-19, especially the Basic and Secondary schools.

 

2 thoughts on “DELAY REOPENING OF SCHOOLS IN COVID-19 IN NIGERIA: IS IT WORTH THE WAIT?”

  1. Mustapha Gofama

    To me, schools should re open immediately. This is because,
    1. The covid we are dealing with in Nigeria and many other African countries is not like the covid in USA and the European countries in terms of morbidity, mortality and other variables as well
    2. The guidelines by the NCDC is not observed by over 90% of the people in Nigeria (personal experience). Very few observe the guidelines; may be the elites, public official in public places or if televised.
    3. Most of the masks people claim to wear are not correctly used, some use face shield without a mask. The social distancing is poorly observed even among the elites who claim to practice it in its real form.
    4. Do children practice social distancing in the communities? I see children gather to play in many communities in Nigeria.
    Because of these reasons, and many others, I think it is better to reopen the schools immediately.

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